Paul vs. Huckabee, homeless peopleSubmitted by jednp on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 13:50
A thought came to me today as I was driving past a homeless person. Who between Ron Paul, and Mike Huckabee has a more compassionate plan for homeless?
Lets take a look. If Ron Paul is elected, he wants to get rid of the income tax and abolish the IRS. At the very least, the system will remain the same. I don't think homeless people who are asking for money will be forced to pay taxes, seeing how they get very little money to begin with.
Now how about Huckabee? He wants the fair tax. This fair tax will make EVERYONE pay taxes, drug dealers, prostitutes (he likes to point these two out). But how about homeless people who are barely surviving? They too will now be paying 23% tax on everything they buy. So that $5 you give a homeless person, will now be taxed 23%. Don't homeless people need shoes, coats, blankets, sleeping bags?
I don't know about you, but a "fair" tax that's going to hit even the homeless people and make it much harder for them to purchase the bare neccessitives that they need to stay alive, does not seem so fair to me.
I'm someone who will give a few dollars, or whatever change I have in my pocket to a homeless person. It doesn't bother me that they don't pay taxes, never has, never will. In fact, I don't ever want to see someone who is in such need having to pay taxes, especially taxes like the "fair" tax that is going to force them to pay and take their $1 and turn it into 77 cents. That will hit them hard.